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Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

It’s officially Spring, the colder areas of the country are thawing out and getting reacquainted with the sun, so why waste anytime? It’s never too early to kick off ice cream season. (Although in Hawaii, it’s always ice cream season.) Honestly, I should be cleaning and packing. I’m headed back to the east coast next…… Continue reading Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

Recipe · Recipe Redux

Indian Chicken Lasagna

I have been a little MIA from the blog. My family came out for a week long visit, we had a couple different military balls to attend, and overall it’s been a busy time. The good news is that I have been cooking, and I have like three new recipes waiting to be shared. It…… Continue reading Indian Chicken Lasagna

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Game Day Guacamole

So, it’s that time of year again… (Don’t brag about New England, don’t brag about New England…) That special day, when friends & family gather around the TV to chow down and cheer… (Don’t say Brady is the greatest, don’t say Brady is the greatest…) Yes, the Super Bowl is upon us! (OK, I can’t…… Continue reading Game Day Guacamole

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Hawaiian Sweet Roll Stuffing

I am in full-on holiday mode here in Hawaii. I mentioned that my last few holidays were all over the place thanks to military life, but this year, we have all our decorations (and furniture) and there’s no traveling to do, so it’s on. Christmas movies, mulled cider, baking, twinkle lights, evergreen scented candles, gift…… Continue reading Hawaiian Sweet Roll Stuffing

Recipe · Thoughts & Tips

Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

It has been a busy start to fall here! First off, last month I celebrated my 32nd birthday… yikes. It was a low-key day of brunch, day drinks and football, since my last couple birthdays have been very eventful. Year 30 was celebrated on a party bus (literally, a school bus), cruising up Highway 1…… Continue reading Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

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Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles

Where does one get their cooking inspiration? A lot of people will refer back to their childhood, and learning to cook with family or the food that comes from their parents or grandparents culture. A lot of people will refer back to where they grew up and turn it into buzz words: their southern roots,…… Continue reading Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles

Personal · Thoughts & Tips

A Tale of Two Weddings

Today is a different type of post. No food, no recipes, just a little more insight into who I am and some advice I have for others. Specifically, this is for anyone who is a future military spouse. January 15th, 2015 was the day I got married. May 6th, 2016 was my wedding. Why? Let’s…… Continue reading A Tale of Two Weddings

Recipe

Stuffed French Toast

There are some foods you are never really taught to make. From a young age, you just know how it works. You do it the same way every time. I think French toast falls into that category. You can remember getting your hands in there, helping your mom, dad, grandparent or whoever make a huge…… Continue reading Stuffed French Toast

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This Bread Pudding is Bananas

B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Sorry, if Hollaback Girl had to be stuck in my head the whole time I was making this, it’s got to be in yours too. It’s finally March! Who’s ready? Honestly, the end of February… is there a worse time of year? It’s dark, it’s gloomy and it’s cold. Well, most places it is.…… Continue reading This Bread Pudding is Bananas

Personal · Thoughts & Tips · Travel

Aloha, 2018!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year! Let’s be honest. 2017 was a little rough overall. I’m not going to get into the state of the world and my (many, many) thoughts on it, because that’s not this type of blog. I can say that beyond all the weirdness and bad news that was floating around,…… Continue reading Aloha, 2018!